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and the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: weather. mr. chaffetz: we're about to come up on a very important date regarding world war i this bill sponsored by the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, h.r. 6364 is a very worthy undertaking that the congress i believe should enact. so in the spirit of that, i'd like to actually recognize and yield time, such time as he may consume to the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: appreciate the gentleman from utah yielding time. madam speaker, frank buckles was the epitome of an american hero and a man who would do anything for this great united states of america. this is a photograph of him recently taken after he
. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, for five minutes. ms. norton: thank you, madam speaker. as we end the 112th congress, we are faced with two crises. cliff ryecies and now a gun crisis, a mental health crisis that comes to us from newtown, connecticut. when you consider that this is a congress which has not been able to handle even modern issues much less crises, one begins to wonder whether we will evoke to what is required of any person who is a member of the united states congress. this morning, i come for something less than a crisis for the country, easier, much easier to solve. i am calling on the defense authorization conference committee to solve a simple noncrisis problem. a problem, though, that casts shame on our treatment of our active duty military, our veterans, and their families. thanks to chairman buck mckeon and ranking member adam smith, the defense authorization bill contains a simple provision. that provision says that when you raise the flags of the 50 states at military ceremonies, if you're raising or displaying the flags
the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from the district of columbia. ms. norton: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i would like to thank representative poe for introducing this legislation. the intill bipartisan in its approach, it creates a means for properly commemorating the centennial of the great war and honoring those who fwallantly fought. i urge my colleagues to vote in concurrence with the senate amendment to h.r. 6364 and remind people that no taxpayer dollars will be used to carry out this act. i encourage my colleagues to vote in favor of this an yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment to h.r. 6364? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. ms. norton: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present -- the speaker pro tempore: in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative. the gentlewoman from the district of columbia. ms. norton: madam speaker, i object t
minutes. ms. norton: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his work in helping to bring this bill to the floor today. i especially want to thank ranking member of the oversight and government reform committee, elijah cummings, who introduced the hatch act modernization act of 2012 in the house and to thank senator daniel akaka who introduced the bill in the senate. i want to especially thank chairman darrell issa who held very productive and revealing hearings on the hatch act during this session without which this bill could not have come to the floor today, and i thank our friends in the senate, senators joseph lieberman and susan collins, who had their own hearings to modernize the hatch act and who supported the d.c. provisions of this bill as well. these provisions per tape to the district of columbia only -- pertains to the district of columbia only. the act contains two of our long-time priority bills for the district. the district of columbia hatch act reform and the hatch act national capital regional parody act, giving d.c. full quality unde
the district of columbia, ms. norton, talk about the fact that we now are going to have recognition of flags in the district of columbia for our veterans. and there is inclusion in this conference report that deals with that issue. . flags are used to recognize their presence and of course veterans from the states across the country, the district of columbia hasn't. i'm pleased that ms. norton was able to have that issue addressed in the national defense authorization act conference report. and so this is a measure which i believe really transcends political party, there's great bipartisan support for it and it also covers lots of important issues that do come back to our nation's security. and so i believe, mr. speaker, that as we look again at those five most important words from my perspective in the middle of the preamble of the u.s. constitution, providing for the common defense, that we are doing that and exactly that with this measure. so i encourage my colleagues to support this conference -- the rule and the conference report that we will have and i believe it will be of great benef
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